Tom Kári Kristjánsson > Plesner > Copenhagen, Denmark > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Tax Law, Dispute Resolution, Corporate Criminal Law


Tom Kári Kristjánsson continuously conducts some of the biggest and most complex cases in Denmark. He is head of our Tax Law team and the number one Danish attorney litigating cases relating to taxes and duties, including VAT, customs duties and excise duties. His track record at the European Court of Justice is unique. No other Danish attorney has conducted and won so many EU cases.

A large number of the cases, he has conducted, have been leading cases and have been conducted as test cases. The outcomes of the cases have resulted in Danish businesses, particularly in the financial sector, receiving amounts running into billions of Danish kroner.

In addition, Tom has extensive experience in conducting legal proceedings regarding consultants’ professional liability and D&O liability related to taxes and duties, and he also litigates a large number of criminal cases relating to taxes and duties.

Tom was Managing Partner and a member of Plesner’s Board of Directors from 2014-2021 and today he is Chairman of Plesner’s Board of Directors.

Lawyer Rankings

Denmark > Tax

Known for having the ‘best track record for tax litigation in Denmark‘, Plesner advises a diverse client base of international companies, high-net-worth individuals, real estate groups and data companies on estate planning issues and tax abuse cases. Practice head Lasse Esbjerg Christensen and Tom Kári Kristjánsson have notable contentious expertise, and represent taxpayers in disputes concerning VAT and payroll calculations in the High Court and Supreme Court. Hans Severin Hansen is very experienced in handling disputes concerning beneficial owners, and Jef Nymand Hounsgaard dispenses advice to private equity fund managers and global companies on the tax repercussions of cross-border M&A transactions. Søren Lehmann Nielsen excels in tax litigation.